Thanks to everyone who helped make the inaugural year of NXNE Yoga a soothing success. And a special thanks for the big support from our friends at YogaSpace Yoga Studio and Roots ActiveWear and Yoga Studio. We couldn’t have done this without you. See you next year.
NXNE YOGA 2012
Feeling uptight? Run down? Strung out? Rock and roll lifestyle a bit too much? NXNE understands..
New for 2012, we’re pleased to announce a series of free yoga workshops to all showcasing artists, volunteers and passholders.
Why do yoga at a music festival? To..
• Calm the nervous system
• Improve breathing
• Strengthen and tone muscle
• Improve flexibility
• Increase energy
• Develop correct body alignment and balance
• Improve focus and concentration
• Make you move better, feel better and look better.
Join professional yoga instructors (and musicians) as they guide you through one of six daily classes. Classes are gentle to intermediate, practice at your own pace. All levels are welcome.
Vinyasa: A wake up call! This invigorating yoga movement, combined with deep breathing, will clear your head and ready you for your long day.
Hatha: Bring yourself back to balance when you’ve been overdoing the festival, let go of tension in the body and bring a state of calm attention into focus.
YinYoga: The ultimate restorative yoga; bring deep relaxation into muscles and joints. You’ll sleep like a baby after one of these classes.
Artist only: Classes are reserved for acts playing the festival. Join us for a special 1.5 hour class to completely refocus you before you run to your first gig.
Daily Schedule: Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 June
8-9:30am Gentle warm-up Vinyasa
1- 2pm Hatha
3 – 4:30 pm Musicians Yoga “Artists Only”
5 – 6pm Vinyasa
7- 8pm Yin Yoga
|All classes are free for showcasing artists, volunteers and passholders and are being held on Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 June in the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Studio B. Space is limited and we’re not taking reservations, so come early for a place. Bring your yoga mat, or use one of the yoga mats generously provided by Toronto’s YogaSpace.|
Meet your head instructor:
|Linda McLean, MEd, CYT, is a singer songwriter and dedicated yoga practitioner. She was introduced to the ancient wisdom tradition of yoga as a teenager. Regular practice helped her maintain strength and balance through a long career as a music and theatre artist and educator. She’s lead singer and songwriter in Linda McLean Band, co- owner and operator of Mandolin Records, has written and recorded and promoted 4 albums of original music. She’s teacher-trained in the Alexander Technique, and integrated and taught this unique body awareness principle while working as a professional actor. She has a Masters of Ed from OISE/UToronto, specializing in Holistic Learning and Arts Education, and was a founding faculty member in Seneca College’s Independent Music Production program, developing courses in ‘Songwriting’ and ‘Artist Development’. She completed her yoga teacher training at YogaSpace in Toronto, and yoga massage at Ahimsa Wellness Centre in Muskoka. Linda’s yoga teaching is based on classical Hatha sadhana, and she leads classes in Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative. She teaches early Saturday morning Vinyasa at Sacred Breath Yoga studio in Muskoka, shares Vinyasa Wednesdays at YogaSpace in Toronto with a few of her yoga teacher friends, and has opened a private studio in Toronto where she works one-on-one with students to help them develop a personal practice and integrate yoga into their lives. For more information about Linda’s yoga teaching visit her website. Also, read her guest post in the Yoga Examiner: A Yogi’s Journey to Find the Heart of Perennial Wisdom.|
And your teachers:
Lindsay was enlightened by the balance and focus that yoga brought to her life from her first time practicing, over 8 years ago. In her true exploratory nature, she enrolled in a teaching program to learn everything should could about yoga. She is a 2007 graduate of the YTT program guided by Cynthia Funk at the Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto. Once a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner, Lindsay turned to Restorative/Therapeutic yoga and meditation to heal after suffering an injury in 2008. She was appreciative and inspired by the healing powers of yoga and has since completed training in Restorative/Therapeutic yoga training with Hali Schwartz. Lindsay is committed to teaching how she practices, with patience for space and growth of the body and the mind and a key understanding that if you open your heart to yourself, the benefits are unmeasurable. She currently teaches privately to students who are healing themselves through their yoga practice.
Kat Tancock Photo credit: My Yen Trung
Kat Tancock trained in vinyasa and hatha yoga at YogaSpace in 2011 and has since done workshops in anatomy and Ashtanga yoga. She teaches part-time at YogaSpace and the West End Y in addition to her work as a writer, editor and consultant in the magazine industry. Find out more about Kat and her teaching schedule outside of NXNE at kattancock.com.
A dedicated Yogini since 2009, Elyse was drawn to Yoga during her undergraduate degree at UWO. The practice and philosophy of Yoga have since became an integral aspect of her daily life. The many insightful teachers she has encountered along her journey have contributed immensely to sparking the love and devotion she feels in her own personal practice. It is a privilege and an honour for Elyse to share the benefits of Yoga with her students. She currently teaches classes in Windsor and is looking forward to sharing the beautiful gifts of Yoga with the NXNE music community. Namaste xo.
Pro-music Production and Tour Manager, Sean has been practicing Yoga since 2001, has trained in Ashtanga Yoga from teachers all over the world and is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher. Between tours with artists like Metric, John Legend and Black Eyed Peas, Sean continues yearly study in India and teaches in his current home of Chelmsford, UK. Sean is in Toronto this month to take on his annual role as Production Manager for NXNEs Music Festival, and has agreed to lead a couple of classes at NXNE Yoga as his schedule allows.
Thanks to Roots for supplying our Yoga instructors with super cool gear.